Shooting Leaves One Hospitalised, Two Charged

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A recent shooting incident in Castlereagh, Sydney has left one man in hospital under police guard and three others arrested.

Police were called when a man was shot outside a Castlereagh residence on May 22nd, sustaining gunshot injuries in the back. The man was discovered at the front of the house wearing a face mask with a gun close-by. The 23-year-old underwent emergency surgery to remove a bullet. He is currently receiving hospital treatment and has been placed under police guard for subsequent arrest.

Among the others arrested is the owner of the house, who has been released pending further investigation.

The remaining two men have been charged with special aggravated break and enter with intent, with refused bail, and will appear before the Local Court in Penrith.

According to one source, the home owner may have known the three men and been aware of their intentions, arming himself prior to the event. Police are currently investigating whether the attack was targeted and if the incident is related to bikie gangs.

Neighbours who were interviewed said they were shocked this incident occurred in their typically quiet, semi-rural street, with particular concerns for children who live nearby.

The police have established a crime scene and are seeking to interview anyone who may have witnessed three men in a silver sedan around the time of the incident.